01/04/2011 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Cotter Corp. Uranium Mine Sparking Fears Of Water Contamination

State mining regulators have found heaps of toxic uranium ore at a dormant Cotter Corp. mine in western Colorado and are moving to prevent contamination of land and water near the Dolores River.

The regulators ordered Cotter to build berms around the 300 to 500 tons of uranium ore by Nov. 17 and to remove the uranium by early next year.

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